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Obama creates national monuments in Illinois, Hawaii and Colorado
Obama creates national monuments in Illinois, Hawaii and Colorado

President Obama came to his hometown Thursday to deliver a pre-election present to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks a second term next week, formally designating the city's Pullman factory district a national monument and praising the mayor’s “extraordinary service” to Chicago. Obama appeared at Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Pullman to make the announcement, where he noted Emanuel’s tenure as his first White House chief of staff before becoming a “big-shot mayor.” “He was an essential part of my team at the White House during some very hard times for America. And I relied on his judgment every day and his smarts every day, his...

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